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Crystalline Waterproofing Technology: Improving Concrete Durability

1 hour course
An overview of how crystalline technology provides a high level of performance to concrete mixtures, materials, and structures improving their durability and lifespan; and, what design professionals need to know to specify and understand how this chemical technology will enhance building projects.
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Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology

Credit: 1 AIA LU/HSW
Use the following learning objectives to focus your study while reading this month’s Continuing Education article.

  1. Understand how crystalline technology works with concrete to provide high performance waterproofing qualities. 
  2. Explain the difference between porosity, permeability and the mechanics by which water is absorbed through concrete structures.
  3. Discuss how crystalline waterproofing technology improves the durability of concrete structures and reduces maintenance.
  4. Identify appropriate crystalline technology product applications for various types of concrete construction.
  5. Analyze how crystalline technology admixtures can impact building life cycle and project construction costs.
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Improving Concrete Durability with Crystalline Technology

Credit: 1 AIA LU/HSW
  1. Discuss the types and causes of common forms of deterioration in concrete.
  2. Explain how chemical enhancements, including crystalline technology, improve the durability of concrete structures and reduce maintenance.
  3. Analyze how crystalline technology admixtures can produce very positive performance results.
  4. Identify the role that high-performance concrete can play in achieving green and sustainable design solutions.
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